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Female blues singers, complete recorded works & supplements. Volume 12, M/O/P/Q/R (1922-1935).
Publication Information:
Vienna, Austria : Document Records, [1997]

Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Original recordings from the collections of Dr. Michael Arié, Kurt Hriczucsah, Jim Lindsay, Kip Lornell, Fritz Marschall, Roger Misiewicz, Joel O'Sickey, Johnny Parth, Jim Prohaska, Ralph Wondraschek.

Biographical notes by David Evans laid in container.

Compact disc.
I wish I had somebody (3:19) ; Boo hoo blues (3:03) (Hattie McDaniels) -- Loving blues (2:41) ; Red head stepchild blues (2:35) (Helena Manley) -- That da da strain (2:58) ; 'Tain't nobody's biz-ness if I do (3:05) ; Evil minded blues (2:38) ; Last go round blues (3:07) (Anna Meyers) -- What's the use of lovin' (Anna Oliver) (3:07) -- My doggone lazy man (3:16) ; 'Tain't a doggone thing but the blues (3:08) (Dolly Perkins) -- Body and soul (Kathryn Perry) (3:08) -- Georgia man (3:00) ; What a man! (2:43) (Teddy Peters) -- A good man is hard to find (2:47) ; Blind man blues (2:47) ; Blind man blues (2:55) (Nettie Potter) -- Make me know it (3:07) ; If you can't hold the man you love (2:47) (Evelyn Preer) -- Mama is waiting for you (3:00) ; Mine's just as good as yours (2:56) ; Black snake blues (2:50) ; Soul and body (he belongs to me) (2:47) (Sis Quander) -- Indiana avenue blues (2:44) ; Louisville Lou (the vampin' lady) (2:36) (Nina Reeves).
Format :
Music CD


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There are some particularly interesting performances on this intriguing CD. Hattie McDaniels (the black movie actress of the 1930s and '40s) is heard singing a pair of blues in 1926 with backup from Lovie Austin's Blues Serenaders. Anna Meyers is assisted in 1922 by the Original Memphis Five, Kathryn Perry in 1935 sings "Body and Soul" while joined by her husband Earl Hines' orchestra, Teddy Peters has King Oliver or Johnny Dodds in her backup bands, and Evelyn Preer's "If You Can't Hold the Man You Love" finds her backed by a Duke Ellington small group in 1927. In addition, there are performances by Helene Manley, Anna Oliver, Dolly Perkins, Nettie Potter, Sis Quander, and Nina Reeves. With the exception of McDaniels (who had a few of her performances released on other Document sets), this valuable CD has the complete output of each of these singers. ~ Scott Yanow